Black People : Everyone's Due the Time of Day - (ever heard this?)

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Everyone's Due the Time of Day

    Have yall ever heard that before? I think that's how it goes. It's kinda like an old Family saying or sump'n?!

    I remember growing up with this phrase, understanding that it meant ... if someone speaks politely, you speak back.

    They may be saying good morning, how are you, nice day, etc., but i was to respond in like kind manner.

    I did a quick search on google, and found nothing, so maybe it was just my Family ... or maybe just me?!!! ... :eeek:

    Basically reciprocating polite behavior, which i grew up knowing was required of me, somehow.

    Have yall ever heard this phrase, or something similar growing up?

    Thanks in advance.

    Much Love and Peace.

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  2. anAfrican

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    haven't heard that phrase, nor am i sure that i've heard anything similar growing up.

    however, i do know that i was taught the same way; "it doesn't hurt to say hello" or to respond when someone else does. in fact, it really kinda "hurts" when folks don't respond to a simple "hello", ya_know? (i think i just made up that phrase, but it could have been something heard so often and from such a young age that i essentially "forget" having been "taught" it, eh?)

    being polite is simply nice.
     
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    No i haven't not in that manner but i've heard (Every one deserved just due) and (act accordingly just the same)
    and ( Everyone deserved the time of day)

    which i think they mean all the same to give a person the same as they give unto you !
    if acting accordingly in a kind manner they deserved the same in return.
     
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    What I have head that is similar is that Everyone is due theIr time of day which is to say that each race or group of mankind has their time in which they rule over others and then they lose power and someone else rules. My dad explained this to me when I was a teenager.
     
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    Yeah, I've heard it. I always thought it was a southern thing. I try to speak to everyone or at least smile, some people are really offended if you don't acknowledge their presence.
     
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    Yeah, I've heard it, but more like, "Everyone's due their time of day", I think, like everyone has their own time with you. Maybe it is a southern thing. I took it to mean, give everyone you come across the time of day, because not doing so is being straight out rude, dang it!!!
     
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    Yeah, people can get straight out P/O'ed if you don't, at least, make eye contact.
     
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    Peace

    It's a coded masonic saying.
     
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    Which means ... ? :11200:
     
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    Yes, I've heard it many times when I was much younger. I don't hear it much or hardly now and if I did it is usually from the older people.

    Yes, it's a Southern thang...:)
     
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